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Heart Rate Max Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Heart Rate Max.

Reference Guide to Exercise Intensity

One of the most common mistakes new exercisers make is not measuring the intensity of their cardio workouts. Guidelines say that aerobic exercise should be “moderate” or “challenging,” but what does that feel like? You might m...  Read more

Listen to Your Heart Rate Monitor

Imagine you’re driving on a country road. You’re enjoying the ride and noticing the cars that you pass along the way, excited to get to your destination. Suddenly you see those familiar red and blue lights flashing in your rearview mirror...  Read more

The Best Fat-Burning Advice

Wouldn’t it be great if all the fat-burning secrets you see in magazine ads and TV infomercials actually worked? If sauna suits, cellulite-shrinking creams, herbal wraps, and pills designed to “boost metabolism and melt fat away” di...  Read more

Reference Guide to Aerobic Exercise

SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness. What is Aerobic Exercise? The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) defines aerobic exercise as "any activity that uses large muscle...  Read more

When Walking Isn't Enough

It’s hard to say enough about the benefits of walking for weight loss and general health, both physical and mental. It definitely belongs on your to-do list as often as possible. That’s why you’ll find an extensive collection of inf...  Read more

heart pounding too fast while working out
Updated 9/30/2015 3:32:50 PM

Hi everyone. I have been working out home for over an year now. It's 8am here and I usually work out from 7am till the next 40 minutes. I have a little backache so I decided to just do two sets of floor and then hopped on to the treadmill. ...  Read more

My FIL, bless his generous heart, just sent me a p
Updated 9/23/2015 10:20:53 PM

My FIL, bless his generous heart, just sent me a pound of my fave chocolate. Trying to ignore it until my husband gets home & can hide it from me. I haven't told family or friends about my weight loss journey since I tried & failed so many times....  Read more

“My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I
Updated 9/21/2015 3:19:05 PM

“My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.” Psalms‬ ‭57:7‬ ‭ Sometimes we feel like we are falling apart, whether it is physically or emotionally. But if we have a relationship with Jesus Christ we can...  Read more

Any home remedies for heart burn?
Updated 9/17/2015 2:53:10 AM

Any home remedies for heart burn?...  Read more

Educated response:Heart rate monitors for the neck
Updated 9/16/2015 12:56:00 PM

After working through my undergrad and post grad in Exercise Science, I have taken an interest with trying to better understand the functionality and benefits of heart rate monitors with improving performance indicators and being able to track the at...  Read more

Monitor your Resting Heart Rate

Having a hard time exercising in your target heart rate zone? Maybe you need to check your resting heart rate! If you are getting regular cardio, your resting heart rate will decrease. Since your target heart rate is based on your resting heart ra...  Read more

Know your TRUE resting heart rate

Take your pulse (at wrist or neck is best) before you get out of bed. Count the # of beats in a minute. Then, knowing this as your true resting heart rate, you can find out what intensity you need to be working at during cardio in order to reach yo...  Read more

Trying to get Pregnant

I have fought in my mind and my heart about being fearful of losing another child. There is light. This is an open minded, loving, and free place to explore and ask questions....  Read more

How many calories are you really burning with that video workout?

Do you ever wonder how accurate the numbers you get from exercise machines or on-line trackers are when it comes to calories burned during exercise?You probably should, because chances are they arent very accurate--especially for some of the newer f...  Read more

Women, You've Been Exercising Too Hard, Says Study

When someone asks me whether X, Y or Z counts as "exercise" or "cardio," my first response is always, "Well, what does your heart rate tell you?"Measuring your heart rate is an important action for every exerciser. It le...  Read more